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Reggie Dupre, executive director of the Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District, checks on a flood gate as Isaac approaches Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, near Dulac, La. Isaac is churning it's way across the Gulf of Mexico heading towards Louisiana. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center warned that Isaac, especially if it strikes at high tide, could cause storm surges of up to 12 feet (3.6 meters) along the coasts of southeast Louisiana and Mississippi and up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) as far away as the Florida Panhandle.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip) ORG XMIT: LADP109